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Shredded Beef au Jus Recipe

Shredded Beef au Jus Recipe

My mom found this recipe in a farm journal soon after she and my dad got married. The tender beef has been a family favorite for years, and my dad often requests it. —Danielle Brandt, Ruthton, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • 1. Cut roast in half; place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix water, bouillon granules and seasonings; pour over meat.
  • 2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until tender. Remove beef; cool slightly. Meanwhile, skim fat from the cooking liquid.
  • 3. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker. Using a slotted spoon, place meat on bun bottoms. Replace tops. Serve with additional cooking liquid on the side. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich with 1/4 cup cooking liquid: 411 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 889mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein

Reviews for Shredded Beef au Jus

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rmbarr059
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2016

"Delicious and easy."

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No_Time_To_Cook
Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"Very good... I eliminated the salts and used garlic power and onion powder instead. I also added some sliced onions half way thru the cooking time."

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jsturm6610
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"Made this for dinner the other night, love the taste and it was so easy! Did add a sliced onion to it."

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Awesome_Sauce
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"When I first started cooking I thought "oh no, it's so watery, doesn't look good". A few hours later the house was filled with an amazing aroma and the shredded meat was soooo good! I love how this takes literally 5 minutes to make and is absolutely delicious!"

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christycincy
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"I made Chicago-Style Beef Sandwiches last weekend and then this one to compare the two. The flavors were very similar but this one took less prep time. I will use both recipes but this one is definitely better if you're in a hurry because the meat does not get browned first and no veggies to chop. Very tasty!"

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eblatchley
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"I came across this recipe out of a need to not have to buy a packet of seasoning knowing it must not be to complicated to make my own "french dip" sandwiches. I am pleased with the flavor of this and will definately call it my new standard. I also added sliced onions and used garlic powder and a little salt since i was out of garlic salt. Thanks for publishing this one!!"

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ferndale52
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"i liked the flavoring in this dish, plus the ease of making. used sandwich rolls instead to make nice french dips."

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davinasanchez
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2012

"It wasn't good or bad. I have better recipes for similar dish."

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hothemi14mama@outlook.com
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"Just need to cook long enough to shred. Very good flavor."

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Carol713
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"Maybe I should go "punch" the butcher . . . .I followed the directions, cooked it in the slow cooker but no way could I shred it with two forks. Flavor is good, I sliced it so not a total loss, just a disappointment in not having it shredded."

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tlwoodard
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"We made this & loved it & left overs were very good too. We will definitely serve this to guest's."

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mholley75
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"loved it!"

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eseward
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"My family just love this. Nice change from sloppy joes to shredded beef......hmmmm////!"

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Verlee
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

"Would cut the salt mostly and then add some beef broth instead of water, it is delish!!!! Jan"

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mrscrazyed1
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"Not one of the better slow cooker recipes I've tried. After reading the reviews, I deleted the salts altogether, and used a whole clove of garlic. I also replaced the water and beef bouillon granules with beef broth. Maybe that's what I did wrong -- the dish was very bland. Both DH and I were disappointed."

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Calcinato
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"This was a great easy recipe that my family loved, especially the au Jus! I will definitely make again and again."

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l2bake
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"Suggestion for those of you that said it is too salty; use garlic power instead of garlic salt. I always substitute garlic or onion power when it calls for garlic or onion salt, it works great and cuts back on the sodium."

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CakeOne
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"I added 1 tablespoon dried minced onion and changed the salt to 1-1/2 teaspoons and replaced the garlic salt with 1 teaspoon granulated garlic. Awesome taste."

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lwilles19630
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Made this for the hunting party this weekend. Usually they will eat anything. No one liked this."

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lovethebattle
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"A little saltly like the other recipes said, but definitely worth making. Picky husband also Loved it"

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matteliz@swbell.net
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"My two boys, 7 and 3, loved this. My 3-year-old even dipped his sandwich in the au jus! I think it would also be good with some onions or some such veggies in it."

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kkutz
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"i made this again this time i added green pepper and a onion very good my family loved it!!!"

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johnsen
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"cut back on the salt, very good"

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kirajohns
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"My whole family enjoyed this. However, I deleted the rosemary since we don't like it and I also cut down on the garlic salt and seasoned due to other reviewers saying it was too salty. It turned out just right for us."

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kkutz
Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"very good will make again, i used french bread and added mozzarella cheese,"

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bameiboo
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"Nice change from typical BBQ recipes. It was very salty so I will adjust that next time."

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krislix
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"My husband and I really liked this recipe. Will definitely make this again. I ate it with the au Jus, and my husband added BBQ sauce to make BBQ sandwiches. So good."

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Jane Cadoret
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"It was easy to prepare and delicious."

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debbrastottlemyer
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"I have made this several times only I used a deer roast and you can not tell it is not a beef roast. Delicious. Also used a pork roast and it turned out excellent too."

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elandon811
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"We made this for the first time a few weeks ago and just bought the ingredients for another round. It is melt-in-your-mouth good! I substituted 2 cups low-sodium beef broth for the beef granules and water."

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Dreax5
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Wow! This was soooo delicious!"

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kristib3
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"Love this! Easy and delicious. My whole family loved it:)"

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jsantullo
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"I tried this recipe for the first time about 4 months ago and have made it bi-weekly ever since. My entire family loves it. The meat is, as everyone else stated, incredibly tender and the au jus is great. I didn't have rosemary on hand the first time I made it and we loved it so much that I'm actually afraid to try it with the rosemary. I'll have to be adventurous one of these times and give it a try."

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l2bake
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"Love this slow cooker meal. Very moist, tender and full of flavor!"

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heidiwalbourn
Reviewed May. 26, 2009

"The is a great slow cooker meal! The beef turned out tender and very flavorful. This is one I will be making again."

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